Len McBride, State Executive Director
Welcome to the North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) website. It is our hope that you find the information beneficial to your work in developing and growing your farms and ranches.
The FSA serves all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. That is important in a state like North Carolina that is at the forefront of delivering food and fiber for not only the nation, but the world. The programs provide NC’s 51,000 agricultural operations with the ability to lead in many commodities. As of 2015, agriculture and agribusiness made up for almost 17% of North Carolina’s gross domestic product. That’s nearly $76 billion contributed by food, fiber and forestry industries. Those same industries account for approximately 663,200 of the NC’s four million employees.
The FSA delivered nearly $227.6 million in federal program payments and loans to North Carolina farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2015. That includes commodity loans, program, conservation and disaster payments, as well as farm loan obligations. North Carolina agriculture benefits greatly from the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees and locally elected County Committees. Please explore the website to learn about our programs and then contact the staff in the local county office to take advantage of our many programs. We look forward to your call or visit.
Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Launch June 14
County committee election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters on November 4, 2019. December 2, 2019 is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Center.
The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees is important to ALL farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers. Visit fsa.usda.gov/elections for more information.
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, please visit our Farm Bill website at www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill and for an FSA program overview please read, download and/or print our recently posted FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet titled, What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?
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United States Department of Agriculture
North Carolina State FSA Office
4407 Bland Road, Suite 175
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875 - 4800
November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offices Closed)
December 25, 2019 - Christmas Holiday (Offices Closed)
January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day Holiday (Offices Closed)